Kick-Ass Prepares To Kick Studio Ass

It wowed fans at Comic-Con, and apparently that wow was enough to make multiple movie studios very interested in picking up the movie adaptation of Mark Millar's ultra-violent comic Kick-Ass. But which studio will end up with the finished movie?

The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog reports that fan reaction to the footage shown at Comic-Con was strong enough to attract sales attention from Lionsgate, Paramount and Universal. Currently, Kick-Ass is without a studio backer, having been financed and produced independently, following director Matthew Vaughan falling out with original studio Sony over potential censorship of the project.

According to THR, studios are expected to pay an amount somewhere in the seven figure region for the rights to release the movie, expected to reach theaters next Summer.

Matthew Vaughn and 'Kick-Ass' try to do same [THR Risky Business]